Lap Band Surgery Safe, Long Term Solution for Obesity

Study: Lap band surgery safe, long-term solution for obesity

Posted at: 01/18/2013 – WHEC CHANNEL 10

A new study finds lap band surgery is a safe and long-term solution for treating obesity.

Australian researchers followed more than 3,000 patients who underwent gastric banding as far back as 1994 when it was first introduced.

A significant number of people maintained an average weight loss of 57 pounds for over a decade after their procedure. And three quarters of patients with Type 2 diabetes no longer required medication to control their blood sugar.

There were no deaths associated with the lap band surgery.

Resource: Channel News 10 WHEC

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